Raquel Rodriguez is considered one of many WWE stars to endure identify adjustments as of late, which is because of a memo despatched out by Vince McMahon as he has made it clear he doesn’t need newer wrestlers to make use of their actual names or names they used earlier than becoming a member of the corporate.
Since signing with WWE, she had been going by Raquel Gonzalez the place she discovered a variety of success in NXT. Nevertheless, as soon as she joined the SmackDown roster on the Friday after WrestleMania, she was given a brand new identify.
Talking with Cageside Seats’ Rick Ucchino on the Bleav in Professional Wrestling podcast, Raquel defined why she’s okay with this transformation.
“They only mainly stated, ‘Hey, you’re getting a reputation change and that is it.’ I used to be like, ‘Cool, that’s high-quality.’ I actually had no large arguments with it in any respect. It was only a easy little swap. It’s humorous, I used to be simply joking with Rhea (Ripley) final Friday as a result of she was truly at SmackDown, and her initials are R-R, Rhea Ripley, and we’ve all the time joked about being a tag crew, and we had our feud NXT. Nicely, now my initials are R-R, Raquel Rodriguez. So it sort of simply feels prefer it was meant to be, so I’m okay with it. We’re beginning to think about new tag names.”
Raquel famous that she’s excited to have this opportunity to develop on the primary roster as that is what she has labored for. She feels that is the place the true laborious work begins and you must begin hustling.